Sixteen students of the Cabrillo College Engineering Department have helped create nine new exhibits for the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery. These new exhibits are to be unveiled this Friday, May 29th at 1:00 PM.
The students are from Professor Jo-Ann Panzardi’s Engineering (ENGR) 35 Statics, a three-unit class. The students paired up this past semester to design and fabricate STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, Math) exhibits for the museum. ENGR 35 Statics is a sophomore level course where students study the effect of forces and torques on rigid bodies.
Students in the course worked under the supervision of Children’s Museum of Discovery staff to create safe and engaging exhibits for children. This is the first time the museum has collaborated with Cabrillo College on exhibits.
The new exhibits include Chaotic Pendulum, Magnetic Maze Table, Gears, Pendulum Wave, Electric Fleas, Levers, Pulleys, Shock Absorbers and Soil Liquefaction.
Learn more about the exhibits and the event at the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery Web Site.